MISMO Announces Winners of 2020 Contributor Awards

MISMO this week announced winners of its Contributor Recognition Awards Program for 2020. MISMO recognized the following individuals at its virtual Winter Summit:

Kim Lafferty

Standards Champion Award – Kim Lafferty, Radian

The Standards Champion Award recognizes individuals who made the most substantial contributions towards advancing the MISMO standards during the previous calendar year. Advancement of the MISMO standard can be demonstrated in several forms from direct contribution towards enhancing the standard, executing communication and outreach that enhance the adoption and visibility of the standard to working effectively towards increasing participation in the crafting of the standard. Standards Champion Award winners are selected by the MISMO Residential Standards Governance Committee.

Randy Poirer

Outstanding Contributor Award – Randy Poirier, Black Knight

The Outstanding Contributor Award recognizes individuals who made substantial contributions to the MISMO organization as a whole over the past year. The MISMO organization is evolving quickly. Significant contributions to the organization were and are needed to position MISMO to serve the mortgage finance industry. Outstanding Contributor Award recipients are selected by MISMO Staff. The individuals selected were recognized with the Outstanding Contributor Award for their tireless dedication towards shaping and supporting the organization.

Rick Hill

Chairman’s Award – Rick Hill, MBA; Shawn Jobe, Factual Data

The Chairman’s Award recognizes individuals who made substantial contributions to MISMO over an extended period of time. This may be a “lifetime” achievement award or could be an accumulation of good works from the past several years and is designed to recognize the accumulation of contributions that advanced the organization and/or standards forward in a significant way over a substantial period of time. Chairman’s Award recipients are selected by the MISMO Committee Chairs.

Shawn Jobe

MISMO was created in 1999 and is a mostly volunteer organization. Members of the MISMO Board, Committees and Workgroups are all volunteer contributors. Over the years, MISMO has enjoyed great success in developing standards that have been accepted and are being adopted by the industry. Many of the government related entities that participate in the mortgage finance industry have, or are in the process, of adopting MISMO standards. None of these successes would have been possible without the countless hours spent by MISMOs dedicated contributors and the support of the MISMO subscriber companies and sponsors. The purpose of the MISMO Contributor Recognition Program is to recognize several individuals whose contributions to MISMO and the industry were particularly notable.

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